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Rob Long ’12, G’14 Delivers 2018 Phanstiel Lecture
Former Syracuse football punter Rob Long serves as the director of strategic development for Uplifting Athletes, a national nonprofit that uses college football as a platform to inspire hope in the rare disease community. Long was honored with an Orange Circle Award at the awards ceremony March 29.
As part of the event, he gave the seventh annual Phanstiel Lecture, created through the support of Howie Phanstiel ’70, G’71 and his wife, Louise. Long shared his personal Syracuse story and why he chooses to stay involved and give back.
At Uplifting Athletes, Long works on a team to raise money and awareness for rare disease research and patient-focused programs. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer during his senior year at SU, Long was the inspiration behind former Orange players starting a chapter of Uplifting Athletes at Syracuse. The entire Orange Circle Awards video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/zigashCXO-U